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DC Comics launches Superman for Free Comics Day; 'Man of Steel' sets stage for more DC films

Written by Sharon Eberson on .

DCSupermanFreeComics12DC Comics provides another reason to be excited about the annual Free Comic Book Day coming up on May 4:

"Superman: Last Son Of Krypton" #1 will be made available by DC Comics in all local comic book shops across the nation while supplies last. "This book is a must-have for fans eagerly anticipating the June 14 launch of "Superman Unchained" — the blockbuster new monthly seriescreated by comic legends Scott Snyder and Jim Lee — as the special issue also includes an exclusive sneak peek of that forthcoming series, flying into stores the same week as the highly anticipated new film 'Man of Steel.' "

The press release continued: "In addition, this Free Comic Book Day exclusive includes the first chapter of the classic, best-selling graphic novel "Superman: Last Son Of Krypton," written by Geoff Johns and Richard Donner (director of "Superman: The Movie"), illustrated by Adam Kubert and featuring Superman’s epic battle with General Zod and the Phantom Zone villains."

For younger fans, DC’s giveaways include "DC Nation Super Sampler" #1 from the DC Kids line, "Beware The Batman" and "Teen Titans Go!" (includes two stories based on the animated series coming soon to Cartoon Network’s Saturday morning DC Nation programming block from Warner Bros. Animation).

Meanwhile, on the big screen ...

EWSupermanCoverHenry Cavill as Superman is the coverboy of Entertainment Weekly's summer movie preview mag. EW.com reports that when "Man of Steel" hits theaters on June 14, it will lay the groundwork for the future slate of films based on DC Comics.

Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, while talking about the Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced movie, said: "It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it’s definitely a first step."

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